Falkirk is a town in central Scotland that lies in the Forth Valley, midway between Glasgow and Edinburgh and 12 miles (19 km) from Stirling. Occupying such a central position comes with great road, rail and canal links from Falkirk into any direction.
Living Locally in Falkirk
Falkirk has a population of about 35,000 and is served by two rail stations, Falkirk High being a stop on the Edinburgh-Glasgow line, ideal for commuters. There are various schools to choose from and a large college campus, The Forth Valley College.
There are many bars and restaurants within a thriving town centre. In more recent years, the Falkirk Wheel and The Kelpies have become particularly popular tourist draws. Not far from the heart of town you will find the historic centre of Callander House and Callander Park grounds.
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Polmont, Maddiston and Brightons are villages in the Falkirk council area, south east of the town of Falkirk. Polmont is the largest settlement, with a population of 5,321 residents.
Occupying a central position there is good access to the M9 and M80 motorways, with a rail link at Polmont station on the Edinburgh – Glasgow line.
Many scenic locations can be seen in these central villages, such as the Ochill Hills, River Forth and Carinpapple Hill. There are local parks to enjoy and a shopping centre in Polmont with cafes, restaurants, pubs and convenience stores to hand. Local golf courses include Grangemouth Golf Club (actually on the outskirts of Polmont) and Polmont Golf Club (which is, in fact, in Maddiston).
Avonbridge is a small village in the Falkirk council area, 4.8 miles (7.7 km) south-south east of Falkirk, with a population of 625. The village is close to the West Lothian council border line and lies at the junction of the B8028 and B825 roads.
Amenities include a parish church, post office and a primary school. The village crosses the river Avon, hence the name Avonbridge.
Beecrags Country Park is 7.8 miles (12.5 km) away in neighbouring West Lothian - 378 hectares of land to explore with animals, caravan park and camping and an adventure play area for the kids.
Boness is a coastal parish town in the Falkirk council area, 6.7 miles (10.8 km) east of Falkirk and 16.9 miles (27.2 km) north-west of Edinburgh. It has an estimated population of around 14,490.
Primarily a commuter town, residents travel to work in Falkirk, Edinburgh and Glasgow using the accessible road and rail links. There is one high school, Bo’ness Academy and five primary schools around the town.
Points of interest include Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway, a heritage railway site with 5 miles of track and three stations operated by the Railway Preservation Society. The Museum of Scottish Railways has it’s headquarters at the Bo’ness station, with exhibits, old locomotives and carriages. The newly refurbished Hippodrome cinema in the town is Scotland’s oldest picture house.
Grangemouth is a town in the Falkirk Council area, 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Falkirk town and 13 miles (20.9 km) from Stirling. The town is in the Forth Valley area and has a population of 17,906.
Grangemouth refinery is the biggest employer in the area, with the town also acting as a commuter dwelling for workers across the central belt. The town has four primary schools and the recently refurbished Grangemouth High School with a new indoor pool, football grounds, dance studio and a gym.
The Kelpies and Helix Park is the main draw for tourists to the area – developed as part of a millennium project with the aim to transform unused land into a urban greenspace of interest. The Kelpie structures host a visitor experience.
Larbert and Stenhousmuir are two towns in the Falkirk Council area, each around 2 miles (3.2 km) north of the town of Falkirk. Stenhourmuir is the larger population of the two towns, with 10,190 residents (Larbert has 9,143).
The two towns share certain amenities with each other, with Larbert train station, on the Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling lines, serving both places. Forth Valley Royal Hospital is in Larbert. Stenhousmuir has most of the shops, the local high school, health centre and local government offices. A 2008 renovation saw a new library with a community space, football pitch and new shops, including a new ASDA superstore.
Ochilview Park, Falkirk Tryst Golf Club, Stenhousemuir Cricket Club and the Kelpies and Helix Park are all local points of interest. The prestigious Glenbervie House Hotel, a Victorian Manor house turned hotel and wedding venue, lies on the outskirts of Larbert.
Airth is a royal burgh, part of the Falkirk Council area, 8 miles (13 km) north of the town of Falkirk. The population of the village is 1,273 residents.
The village sits on the banks of the River Forth and on the A905 road between Grangemouth and Stirling. There are a small number of historic houses and two market crosses in the village.
Airth Castle Hotel and Spa is set in country grounds just outside the village and The "Dunmore" Pineapple, often referred to as the most bizarre building in Scotland, stands in Dunmore Park, also on the village’s outskirts. The ancestral home of the Dunmore family, there are walled gardens and hothouses that grew fruit, including pineapples!
Denny/Dunipace/Head of Muir
Denny (pop. 7,933), Dunipace (pop. 2441) and Head of Muir (pop. 1,677) are villages within the Falkirk Council area, to the west of Falkirk town. All the villages are adjacent to the M80 and M876, making them ideal commuter spots to settle, with motorway access to Glasgow and Edinburgh, as well as Falkirk town and Stirling.
Denny is undergoing a £7.6 million renovation of it’s town centre currently. Dunipace is mostly residential with a few amenities including a primary school, post office, shops and two pubs. Head of Muir also has a primary school, convenience store and a butcher.
The Falkirk Wheel is the biggest attraction nearby, and Helix Park and the Kelpies are further to the east, towards Grangemouth.
Bonnybridge is a small village in the Falkirk Council area, with a population of 6,870. It lies 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Falkirk and 8.3 miles (13.4 km) from Stirling.
The village lies just off the M876 motorway, providing good access for motorway links to Glasgow and Edinburgh. The nearest rail link is Camelon station, 3.2 miles (5 km) away. Three primary schools operate in the town, sending pupils to Denny High School and St Mungos High School in Falkirk.
The Falkirk Wheel is the biggest attraction nearby, and Helix Park and the Kelpies are further to the east towards Grangemouth. Roman history can be viewed nearby, with well-preserved parts of the Antonine Wall and remnants of Rough Castle Fort standing just south-east of the village.
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In a recent public vote, Falkirk in Scotland was unveiled as the UK’s best neighbourhood for walking. So why not grab your walking boots and discover why it has beaten nine other towns in the UK to win The Ramblers’ annual Best Walking Neighbourhood Award. Falkirk is world-famous for its giant horse sculptures at Helix Park; French-style, honey-co oured Chateau; and beautiful parks. With its crowd-free tranquillity it really is a fabulous place to explore on foot. In recent years Falkirk council has collaborated with local communities to transformed the area into a place that is enjoyable and easy to walk […]
Falkirk branch testimonials
We would not hesitate to recommend Clyde Property
Clyde Property have managed the sale of two properties for us. Clark is a thorough professional when he comes to visit the house. He gives the right advice regarding how to market the property and sets very realistic expectations. When you talk to Clark, you know what you will get and in what timescales. The entire team at Clyde is very helpful and at hand for advice. They answer phone calls and always return a call as well as reply to emails. We also bought a property marketed by Clyde and were most pleased with the service. Anne at Falkirk coordinated buying and selling for us very efficiently. We would not hesitate to recommend Clyde Property to anyone we know.
Many Thanks to the whole team at Falkirk.
Excellent service and very highly recommended, the staff are very helpful and kept me up to date on a daily basis unlike other agents I have used. I would recommend Clyde to all my friends, the best in the area I would say.
Having the tricky problem with living in England and used to a different system of selling a property, selling a house in Falkirk was immediately solved when Clyde Property became involved.
Clark Gillespie guided us through the initial hurdles, and then Anne Clelland and her team took the whole problem out of our hands. Always updating us on viewings and feedback, always there to assist. A sale was agreed within a few weeks - we could not have asked for more. Anne was so attentive to any queries and an enormous help when our buyer’s solicitor stopped communicating with our solicitor for a period of time. The whole process was professionally dealt with, and their experience of the Falkirk property market and negotiations are first class.
You cannot go wrong in using Clyde to sell a property, and would highly recommend them.
It has been a pleasure
It has been a pleasure to be supported by such a polite, knowledgeable, supportive and professional group of people. Thank you for all your assistance with the sale of my property
First class service from Clyde in Falkirk
First class service from Clyde in Falkirk. They were the selling agents for the property we bought and we were so impressed by Clark, that we chose to use Clyde for the sale of our property. We had an agreed sale in six days!! Huge thanks to all of the team, with particular thanks to Ann for her negotiations on our behalf.
Excellent service and advice
Excellent service and advice. We decided to move house after 34 years in our flat. Anne and Clark were our first point of call and we were given every assistance possible with sound advice and guidance through the whole daunting process of selling. Clark and his team also found our next property for us after listening and asking vital questions as to what our requirements were. I would recommend Clark and his team to anyone looking to buy or sell as they go the extra mile -nothing is ever going to phase this team. Many thanks.